A spectacular new fungus species (Amylocorticiales, Basidiomycota) from New Caledonia 
Although New Caledonia, a 17,000 km2 island in the South Pacific, is recognised as a biodiversity hot-spot, the inventory of New Caledonian fungi is far from complete: it is estimated that barely 1 % of fungal species found in New Caledonia have been described to date. Thanks to a research programme on the role of mycorrhizal fungi in plant adaptation to extreme soil conditions, and to the creation of the Mycological Society for New Caledonia, several hundred species have been identified and new species have been discovered, including the remarkable Podoserpula miranda prov. name.
read the paper: http://bft.revuesonline.com/gratuit/BFT63_302_7AtmDuc.pdf (en francais)
(via: NovaTaxa - Species New to Science)